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Cross-Border Production of Watermelon in Northwestern Laos

Explores the border relationship that exists between China and Laos and current cross-border economic activities taking place between the two countries. Describes key concepts and the relevant studies related to cross-border economic practices based on ethnic relations and social networking. Focuses on the changes of history, people, the location and the social economy in the Muang Sing border area and the cross-border taking place there, in particular the watermelon business. Looks at ethnic relations and networks in watermelon business and power relations, mobility and negotiations in Northwestern Laos.